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Sharon Rohr Austin

December 25,1938 – June 24, 2016

Sharon Rohr Austin, age 77, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 24, 2016.

Born in Columbus, OH, on Christmas Day, 1938, Mrs. Austin was a daughter of the late Lovell W. and Marie E. (Kashner) Rohr. She attained her Registered Nurse’s certification from Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH in 1959 and in 1961 received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University. Sharon married Ross E. Austin in August 1962. They were happily married for 49 years sharing the raising of their daughters as well as many traveling trips and adventures. In addition to raising her family, she served as the school nurse at Newark High for many years.

Active in her community, Mrs. Austin was a longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Newark Century Club, the Newark Country Club and the Hockessin Athletic Club. She was an avid Ohio State football fan. In her leisure time, Mrs. Austin enjoyed cruising the world with her sisters and friends. She held a special place in her heart for animals of all kinds, especially her feline companion, Smokey. Above all else, Mrs. Austin will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ross E. Austin, Esq. She is survived by her daughters, Beth Austin Robert (Frank) of Sykesville, MD and Vicki Austin Tyranski (Gary) of Baltimore, MD; sisters, Joan Hepps of Yorba Linda, CA and Diana Mollica (Jerry) of Athens, OH; and grandchildren, Jillian and Lindsay Robert.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday evening, June 30, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, July 1, 2016 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE. Interment will follow in the Head of Christiana Cemetery, Newark, DE.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

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  1. Barbara Vanarsdalen, June 27, 2016

    Beth and Vickie
    So sorry to hear about your mother. We had some good times in the nurses office at NHS.
    God Bless
    Barbara

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  2. Joy Smith, June 27, 2016

    Will see you at the visitation. Love, Joy

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  3. Currine, June 27, 2016

    To the Austin Family:
    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Sharon personally but I understand the feelings that come when you lose a loved one. May memories of her and the God of all comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you solace during this difficult time.

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  4. Sharon Ferry, June 28, 2016

    To the Austin Family
    So sorry for your loss. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. I knew Sharon when she worked at Newark High. I was part of the nursing group at Christina Schoo District.

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  5. Paula Henderson, June 29, 2016

    Sharon was a delight to have in the nurses office at Newark High School. She always had such a caring and welcoming disposition. I knew her for many years while I was teaching at Newark High School.

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  6. JW Park, June 30, 2016

    Frank and Beth,
    I pray for you and your family for God’s peace and comfort in this time of sadness. May God’s grace and countenance shine upon you. jw

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  7. Judith Agnello, July 6, 2016

    For Beth and Vicki,

    We just saw your mom’s obituary on line. We want to convey to you both our deepest sympathy. Although we live behind your parents’ home on Meriden Drive, we did not have contact with them due to the woods and the creek. We remember you both as favorite babysitters for our 3 children. We trust that fond memories will ease the pain of your loss. Judy and Rick Agnello

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